Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What a week...

Actually made some progress on the wedding over the weekend. Allie picked a dress, but she won't let me see it so I can't tell you about it. We went to one place we were considering for the rehearsal dinner, but we're probably ruling it out. Also almost have all the addresses.

Hotel is the next priority as well as nailing down some of the ceremony details. Sorry for the boring post, but actually doing wedding planning takes away some time from writing about what I'm not doing I guess.

We're meeting with a potential photographer tomorrow evening. Maybe I'll have something funny to say about that.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bridesmaid dresses

Sorry about the two-week hiatus. At least I've managed to become an Orioles season ticket plan holder and made moderate progress on the bathroom since I last posted.

But onto the wedding news. Kate, Kelly, Karen and Allie went wedding dress shopping last week, and have moved closer to selecting a bridesmaid dress — now the trick is picking a color.

Allie was initially leaning toward the dress in berry, but is concerned that it may clash with the carpet color at the reception hall (win, and yes, these are all colors.)

She is now considering the same dress in olivine.

Here is a look at the dress. You can click on the different colors it is available in on the Web page. You can see what the carpet at the reception hall looks like by clicking on images on the site's Web page.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Does your bathroom have a view?

Sure, wedding planning takes plenty of time. But why not take a few minutes to knock some holes in your wall in the meantime?

Bathroom renovation is in full swing this week. Here's the before pictures:

1) We've removed the stand beside the vanity

2) and the mirror

3) And there's a nice view of the office from within the bathroom. Perfect for hosting a puppet show

We'll post the after photos when we get there.

Other news on Fort Ave. includes a shooting down the street last night. I was at Lowes in White Marsh looking at wood trim so I didn't hear anything.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

It's all about the paper

That's right, the "Save the Date" cards were printed Saturday and will be in the mail soon. Plus we got it done at Kinkos at an affordable price. As Dawn from The (British) Office would say: "It's not often you get something both romantic and thrifty."

Here's what it looks like on white paper, although the final version was printed on sandstone:

It's going to come as a postcard, although I'm not promising any calligraphy on the back.

Allie and mom Karen followed up the progress by selecting invitations on Monday. Should have a proof back this week.